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#1296378
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Muxing 4K83 issue
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Ugh. I deleted everything, downloaded it fresh, and I’m still getting that same error at 99.4% when trying to mux a BD iso.

I don’t know what else to do. :’(

V1.3 looks so much better than the version 1.0 that I currently have (as amazing as it is). The colors and contrast are amazing! I’m not giving up but I’m gonna have to start digging harder to figure out what the problem is and how to solve it.

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#1296103
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The ending reveal in The Last Jedi was very easy to predict.
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Yep, I agree. It was a masterful slight of hand played in full view of the audience. I too knew something was going on (the lightsaber was the biggest clue that jumped out to me on opening night, but other things like his appearance and surviving the bombardment had my gears turning too). I had a pretty good idea what was happening by the time I saw Kylo’s blade slice through him with no effect but I wasn’t certain until it was fully revealed. Overall I find TLJ a rather mixed bag, but the climax and Luke’s fight with Kylo Ren is just pitch perfect. That sequence really saves the film for me in all honesty.

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#1296038
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Muxing 4K83 issue
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Unfortunately that didn’t work. I got the same error at the same 99.4% completion when demuxing as I did when muxing. I did notice that TSmuxer had some additional info in a little window near the bottom. It said something about the streams possiby being out of sync or something like that (I really should’ve screenshotted that…)

Anyway, I’m wondering if somehow the MKV was corrupted or incomplete. I decided to just scrap it and start over, so I deleted the MKV and am currently re-downloading it. hope it works this time! What’s odd, though, is that VLC had no problem playing the MKV. But I didn’t actually watch the whole film, just spot checked it. Perhaps VLC would’ve locked up once it reached the broken part. I’ve seen VLC do that before, where you have a failed download that will play fine until it reaches the broken bit.

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#1296016
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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ATMachine said:

The materials are too high-quality and too well-designed for what would realistically be in that setting.

That’s exactly what I was trying to say, but said so much more succinctly!

NeverarGreat said:

Maybe the issue is that there is nothing to concretely establish a sense of scale, since none of the figures have human features. Another issue is probably the frame rate of the video this still was taken from, since the cloaks have no motion blur and thus look motionless and staged.

That’s an excellent point about the lack of motion blur. I also thin the shallow depth of field is a major player.

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#1295969
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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Haha, that is exactly the first thought I had upon seeing that image!

I think, in addition to the things you mention, there’s something about the costumes themselves that lend to the “action figure” look. It’s something that’s been bugging me about a lot of the Disney era costumes. While much better than anything in the PT, there’s something very artificial looking about a lot of the new props and costumes. It’s like the fabric is too thick, and high quality. The stitching is too good. The molded parts (helmet, armor, etc.) too cleanly molded/sculpted and too nicely painted. Even the weathering and wear-and-tear looks too curated and “artistically” applied. The costumes in the OT looked like real clothes that people actually wore and lived in. The newer stuff looks like an art department with too big a budget trying to replicate that look while using much higher quality materials.

I dunno. It’s a small nit to pick but it’s something that sticks out to me from time to time. Oddly though, on screen I feel it’s much less of an issue (not that it goes away entirely, but that it’s somewhat mitigated). It’s these production photos and behind-the-scenes things where it really stands out.

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#1295543
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Muxing 4K83 issue
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Awesome, thank you for the help!

So I just want to make sure I’m understanding the concept behind what you’re saying…

Your instructions have me demuxing the original mkv to separate out the video stream. Then when I mux the iso file I need to add the original mkv but deselect the video stream (so I’m basically using the audio portion of the original mkv), then add in the newly created video stream? Is that correct.

I find when I understand the concept behind them, I usually have less trouble following the instructions correctly. But all this video and audio manipulation and “computer stuff” is so far outside my wheelhouse that I really struggle to keep up with some of you guys!

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#1295524
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Muxing 4K83 issue
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Thanks for the info. Is there a place where I might find guidance on how to demux and remux into this .264 file? This is all very Greek to me. I’ve managed to mux MKV to a BD iso, but that’s as far as I’ve ever made it. I know people do things like adding and removing audio and video tracks but I have no idea how to do any of that.

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#1295474
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Muxing 4K83 issue
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I am having an issue with muxing 4K83 v1.3 to a BD iso file to burn to disc.

Twice now TSmuxer gets 99.4% complete and then posts error code 1073741819. I googled the error code and found an old message board where a guy was getting this code when he accidentally had two VC-1 codecs checked. Deselecting one fixed his issue.

My problem is, I don’t know what the heck any of that means. And I’m not sure what to do to make it work. I’ve been doing the exact same thing I always do muxing my iso files and this one is stumping me.

I only add one file to be muxed: the actual mkv of the film (I tried including the little intros and rating card one time but failed miserably so now I just keep it simple; a disc of the film itself with the included chapter stops).

Any ideas what is happening and how I can fix it?

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#1294021
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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OutboundFlight said:

If Vader refers to the carbon freezing tech as crude, then the tech must be from the past. The carbon freezing from this trailer is probably a more modern variant, safe for bounty hunters.

“Crude” does not equal “old”. It simply means it’s in a rough, not refined state. Like my cheap analogue watch from Walmart is a crude timepiece compared to the more sophisticated and high tech apple watch. Heck, maybe the Bespin facility was pieced together with parts salvaged from a scrapyard?

I agree with the sentiment that I prefer the idea of carbon freezing to be a unique thing done in ESB. However, I don’t have a real issue with it being used elsewhere in Star Wars from a technical, writing, or “plot hole” point of view. There’s nothing in ESB that actually indicates this is a unique idea that’s never been tried before. I agree with others that the “crude” comment refers to the poor state of the equipment and the question of Luke or Han’s survival comes from this poor quality, not necessarily that it’s a new process. We could even suppose that maybe carbon freezing living beings has been tried before but the success rate is low.

Also, this show takes place after ROTJ and you can bet that Captain Solo’s frozen form made a splash with the denizens of Jabba’s Palace. I’m sure word got around! Maybe there’s been a wave of carbon freezing going viral around the galaxy after that?

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#1293444
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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Anchorhead said:

Valheru_84 said:

I think I actually prefer that method of release. It gives you something to look forward to each week instead of binge watching the whole season in one or two sittings and then be left waiting a whole year (or two for GoT) for the next one.

Same here. I just binged all of Stranger Things in three days and now I’ve got nothing until Mandalorian. I dont have the self control of waiting a week when all I have to do is hit “Next Episode > Skip Intro”. 😉

You skip the Stranger Things intro? I don’t think we can be friends anymore.

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#1287667
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Pioneer laserdisc player and Definitive collection discs up for grabs
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I really don’t know where the best place to post this would be, so I’ll try here. Mods, please point me in the right direction if I’ve chosen poorly.

I have a Pioneer CLD-D504 in good working order with the remote. I don’t really want to deal with shipping it, but if anyone here really truly wants it then it’s yours just for shipping costs.

I also have the definitive collection laserdiscs (used with some shelf wear but still very playable) as well as the Indy trilogy and some Godzilla import laserdiscs. I don’t wanna deal with parting those out so it’s all or nothing. But again, pay the shipping and the discs are yours.

If you live in Texas, pm me and maybe we can skip the shipping costs altogether.

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#1287411
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Help Me Understand Empire Strikes Back?
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I’ll echo what Shopping Maul said about ESB taking the series and mythology therein in a deeper and more powerful direction.

Also, both ESB and Raiders of the Lost Ark were written by Lawrence Kasdan at a time when he was absolutely at the peak of his ability. His snappy dialogue and banter in each film is cut from the same cloth as dialogue from some of the absolute greatest films from the 1940’s (Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, etc.). It’s an absolute marvel and the actors completely nail their performances.

Also, the technical marvel of things like the Asteroid Chase scene and the Hoth Snow Battle are mind blowing special effects that still hold up when compared to big budget effects movies made 30+ years later!

Basically, ESB is a wonderful fairy tale that adds depth and weight to an already incredible first film while also delivering what is arguably the best story, dialogue, effects, musical score, and character development in the entire series. It is a film made by some of the most talented people to ever work in the medium at a time when they were at the absolute peak of their careers.

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#1287222
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<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
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I never got into modding Jedi Outcast (though I used the heck out of the cheat codes as mentioned).

But I did mod Jedi Knight back in the day. My favorite level was a really well made Bespin level where you played as Luke dueling Darth Vader. You started on the landing platform by your x wing and followed the same sequence of events as the movie all the way to the carbon freeze chamber, out the window and onto the gantry. It was amazing and SO much fun!!

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#1286129
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I’ve been in Austin, TX for the day with my wife and kids. They surprised me by taking me to Pinballz Arcade where I played an embarrassing amount of pinball games! Highlights included early 90’s era Star Wars and Indiana Jones Trilogies pinball machines, Sega’s Star Wars Trilogy Arcade game, and an original ‘70’s Atari Star Wars Arcade vector graphic game. It was too much fun. I have to admit, though, the biggest thrill was when I successfully got the T-Rex to eat my ball on the classic Jurassic Park pinball.

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#1285086
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<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
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That’s kinda too bad. I always dug that dismemberment cheat code for Jedi Outcast. Once I found out about it I wouldn’t play the game without that turned on. It just felt so much more “right”. And it was always hilarious the random times you’d casually walk by a Stormtrooper without attacking and he’d literally fall to pieces at your feet.

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#1284976
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Star Wars Games
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I would assume by physical release they mean actual physical media as opposed to digital downloads. And I have to assume, at least in the case of PC games, they are updated to run on current generation operating systems. At least some of the games likely have updated resolution and possibly updated graphics. For example, I know Bounty Hunter is supposed to be the same version available for download on the PlayStation Store for the PS4 which advertises as “Re-experience Star Wars Bounty Hunter™ for PS2™ like never before! Featuring full 1080p up-rendering and offering enhanced features such as Trophies, Shareplay, Remote Play, Activity Feeds and Second Screen support for game manuals with ‘PS Vita’ or PS App.”

As for the NES thing, I bet it is an actual NES cartridge. But I don’t know for sure.

JEDIT:
They have indeed made actual NES cartridges…

https://limitedrungames.com/products/galf-nes

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#1284272
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<em><strong>Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge</strong></em> (Disney Theme Park)
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That’s cool. Love the OT items like the comm link and Emperor and Yoda canes. The coolest item, imo, might be Luke’s lamp from Dagobah that Yoda tries to steal. Who’d have ever thought we’d get a replica of that?

I doubt the helmets were made specially for the park. There are several prop replica companies in the US and UK that sell prop and costume replicas created from screen used and production made sources. Saying they’re “from the original molds” might be a bit of marketing slight-of-hand. Not exactly untrue, but perhaps a bit misleading.

Jedit:

I’d strongly suspect this is the source of the royal guard helmet… Pretty sure Anovos made a TIE pilot helmet too.

https://www.anovos.com/products/star-wars-imperial-royal-guard-helmet-accessory